Be Honest Be

 

Be honest be

   Life is not about defining who you are;

      it’s about refining who you are.

         To define something can de-fine it,

            taking away its ability to create

    an ever-unfolding fineness in itself.

 

Be honest be

   To be something you are not,

      to pretend, to adopt the ways and means

         of others is to cover yourself in layers,

            like wearing other people’s grimy clothes,

     and is anathema to your design purpose.

 

Be honest be

   allow others to refine unto themselves

      assist if you are able — not in the

         definition of final form, but in the

            conductivity of ongoing enhancement.

Be honest be.

 

~ Charles Fischer